Now, this has never been a traditional Italian Boxing Day dish that Carina's grandmothers granny always made, she probably never tasted a turkey – but it’s a really handy recipe for using up left overs and keeping you feeling topped up – as that’s what Christmas is all about. January is for diets! Nonna would approve on all fronts! This is a really easy dish to prepare and is perfect for a quick family supper in front of the fire.
Boil the pasta in plenty of boiling salted water.
While the pasta is cooking make the sauce.
In a large frying pan melt the butter and warm through the turkey.
Add the sun-dried tomatoes.
Next add the cream and raise the heat until it starts to bubble.
Add the washed spinach leaves and cook until the spinach has wilted and the cream has thickened.
Finally add the Parmigianno and season with salt and black pepper.
The pasta should be ready. Drain the pasta and reserve a little of the cooking water.
Add the pasta to the sauce. If the sauce is too thick, thin the dish down with a tablespoon or two of the reserved cooking water.
Serve with more grated Parmigianno and cuddle up in front of the telly and enjoy one of the best days of the whole year.
If you have all the ingredients to hand you can make the sauce after you’ve started boiling the pasta